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From September 23-25, specialties from Ensenada's Benito Molina make an appearance. Molina's food "reflects the freedom, spirit and tranquility of Ensenada," and more cutting-edge than rustic, and his restaurant Manzanilla is known as a meeting place for Baja's food and wine industry. The chefs from Tijuana's Tacos Kokopelli street stand, who wowed the judges at this year's LA Street Food Fest, come through from September 30-October 2, with dishes like halibut ceviche with sour cactus fruit, and queso panela with tomatillo sauce and chapulines (grasshoppers). Make reservations now - it's easier than crossing the border (7360 Beverly Blvd.; 323-933-5300).